UCSB Facts & Figures

Number of students: 22,000 overall

  • Undergraduates: 18,429
  • Graduates: 2,973     (Science: 730   –   Engineering: 671)

Number of Faculty: 1,086

Science and Engineering Faculty = 417    (Science: 271   –   Engineering: 146)

UCSB Academic Rankings & Honors:

  • 39th among U.S. universities (public and private – US News & World Report)
  • 9th among public U.S. universities  (US News & World Report)
  • 3rd in citation impact internationally (Times Higher Education Guide)
  • 4th  in Materials, 5th in Computer Sciences, 9th in Chemical Engineering, 10th in Physics
  • 18th in Natural Sciences and Mathematics worldwide universities
  • One-third of the UCSB doctoral programs have a range of rankings reaching into the top five in the country and nearly one-half have a range of rankings reaching into the top ten in the country according to the National Research Council’s 2010 Assessment of Research Doctoral Programs
  • Member of the Association of American Universities (AAU)

UCSB Faculty Awards & Members/Fellows:

  • Nobel Prize winners (6)
  • Millennium Prize winner (1)
  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences (27)
  • National Academy of Sciences (38)
  • National Academy of Engineering (27)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (38)
  • Royal Society of London (1)

UCSB Funding:

  • Largest extramural funding source is National Science Foundation (29%) – ranked 17th in the country among the top NSF-funded institutions
  • 2nd largest funding source is Department of Defense (26%) – ranked 8th among universities nationwide that receive DOD funding for basic research
  • UCSB ranks 1st in funding by DOD in the University of California system